Definitions for back and forth

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. back and forth, backward and forward, to and fro(adverb)

    moving from one place to another and back again

    "he traveled back and forth between Los Angeles and New York"; "the treetops whipped to and fro in a frightening manner"; "the old man just sat on the porch and rocked back and forth all day"


  1. back and forth(Noun)

    The movement (of someone or something) forward followed by a return to the same position. May refer to a concept such as an emotional state or a relationship as well as a physical thing.

  2. back and forth(Noun)

    Negotiations or discussions between two or more parties, a dialog.

  3. back and forth(Adverb)

    From one place to another and back again.

  4. back and forth(Adjective)

    Going from one place or position to another and back again.

Translations for back and forth

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

back and forth

first in one direction and then in the other; backwards and forwards

We had to go back and forth many times before we moved all our furniture to the new house.

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